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New infusion clinic improves patient experience and work environment for staff

St. Joseph’s Infusion (IV) Clinic is a lifeline in the community for people with infusion needs. A commitment to improve the patient experience, meet...

Embracing a new, holistic wellness concept for healthcare workers

By Kim Slade We work, we care for and support our family, and we care for ourselves. We commit to juggling these roles in life,...

Addressing burnout

By Katherine Nazimek ­After years of studying in medical school, young doctors are thrown into the rigorous, real-world practice of medical residency. They hold on...

Advice for cold and flu season

By Guylène Thériault and Wendy Levinson Cold and flu season for many Canadians means getting ready to have their lives and routines thrown off...

Measuring hospital harm to improve patient care and optimize patient outcomes

Patients expect hospital care to be safe, and for most people it is. However, a recent study showed that patients experienced potentially preventable harm...

Get involved in Canadian Patient Safety Week!

Canadian Patient Safety Week (CPSW) is a national, annual campaign to inspire extraordinary improvement in patient safety and quality. Working together, thousands of healthcare...

Wellness app promotes healthy competition

By Amber Daugherty The health of employees has never been so important – with rising rates of stress, the constant connectivity that many staff members...

What doctors can do to prevent medical errors during transitions of care

By Michael Wong and Stephen Routledge Medical errors can be costly for both patient and hospital. As defined by The Joint Commission: ‘Transitions of care’ refer...

Turning patient safety improvement ideas into reality through better training

By Kathryn Young Hospital staff have great ideas for changes that will improve patient safety, but turning those ideas into reality can be daunting. Where...

Are you ready for the next evolution in patient safety and quality improvement?

By Jason Thompson For more than 10 years, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute has provided healthcare providers, largely those working on the frontline in acute...

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